We are heading into a huge night for a little league team we've been following for a long time. They defied the odds and charmed the pants off many Americans. The kids from the south side of Chicago,... See More
We are heading into a huge night for a little league team we've been following for a long time. They defied the odds and charmed the pants off many Americans. The kids from the south side of Chicago, one of the toughest neighborhoods in America are playing for the championship in the little league world series. Up against the powerhouse team from Las Vegas and Sara has the story. Good morning, Sara. Good morning, guys. This world series has so many people on the edge of their seats. One reason is this scrappy team from the south side of Chicago, so if you like a Cinderella story this is a game you don't want to miss. Today to make it into the little league world series final, the underdogs from Jackie Robinson west will have to take down the powerhouse team from Las Vegas. For these players from one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the city of Chicago, the little league world series trophy is more than just a prize. It's a beacon of hope. It's a good thing to know that kids can do anything. Reporter: For the first Chicago team to make it this far into decades, getting to this pivotal game was no easy task. On August 21st they had to get through another fan favorite team, Philadelphia's Taney dragons. Chicago to the United States championship game. Reporter: Their opponents, this Las Vegas squad of home run hitters so dominant in their run that they've outscored teams 33-5 in just three games. We are going to do some defense, offense and practice and we're going to get ready for the west. Reporter: Regardless of the outcome Jackie Robinson west have already won the hearts of an entire city. What they've had to overcome is substantial, the lure of the streets and they have just embraced baseball the way kids should everywhere in America and they've been successful. Reporter: They also caught the eye of their namemake Jackie rob Robinson's widow. She said through your hard work and excellent teamwork. Doesn't matter what happens. Marys what happens tonight but these kids are winners. They've already won making it this far after 31 years they've won. If you want to catch the big game, Sara, thank you very much. Las Vegas versus Chicago right here on ABC this afternoon at 3:30 eastern. Before that, at 12:30 it's south Korea and Japan and the two winners will play for it, the international title tomorrow. Did you get that? They could -- so the kids from Chicago could win the U.S. Title and the world title. Yes. All right. I'm excited. Win it all, all the cookies. All the cookies.
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